St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month. This represents a change from their initial proposal, which banned them from having any money at all.
Why don’t we just throw everyone who applies for public assistance into jail and get rid of the middleman?
Update: As commenters have pointed out, the bill basically limits the amount someone can withdraw or get as cash back to $20 per month. So this lede is a bit sensational.